Launch of the project Factors impacting intention to use smart technology enabled care services among family carers of older people in the context of long-distance care


The basic project Factors impacting intention to use smart technology enabled care services among family carers of older people in the context of long-distance care that addresses current Slovenian and EU policy agenda for assistive technologies, active ageing and long-term care was launched on July 1st 2019. It is led by the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (UL FSS CSI). Project is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency.

The head of the project is a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences Vesna Dolničar, PhD. Other project team members are Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, Jernej Berzelak, PhD and Andraž Petrovčič, PhD. The project will last for three years.

The main goal of the project is to conduct a nation-wide representative survey and intervention study among family carers of older people to study their needs, their intention to use assistive telecare systems, their acceptance of assistive telecare systems, and their preferences within the spatial contexts of care. In addition, the outcomes of tested assistive telecare systems on different aspects of caring with a focus on spatial distance will be investigated.

This project will make a significant contributions by/with:

  • developing a socio-technical theoretical framework of assistive telecare systems’ acceptability and outcomes of the use of assistive telecare systems for distant and proximate carers;
  • testing innovative ready-for-market standalone assistive telecare solution product (which is not yet available in Slovenia) in the intervention study;
  • the intense involvement of end-users (older people and informal carers) with an intervention study conducted in real-life settings;
  • provision of the representative data on Slovenian FCs’ characteristics, contexts, experiences and family caregiving situations.

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